Canadian launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is delayed

Back in June, Best Buy and Future Shop were taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with an expected ship date of July 22nd. According to Best Buy’s website, the warehouse arrival time moved back to August 19th. At this time we don’t know why, but this is obviously bad news as I am sure a lot of people up north have been dying to get their hands on this super nice tablet.

[via bestbuy]

Rogers HTC EVO 3D will have an unlocked bootloader out of the box

The EVO 3D is already up for pre-order with Rogers, but the best news is that it will come with an unlocked bootloader. Rogers said the following: “Yes, our HTC EVO 3D will have an unlocked bootloader”

If you remember, HTC promised to unlock bootloaders, but was unable to accomplish it for the EVO 3D and Sensation because of the timing of their respective launches. Here in the U.S., we will have to wait until August/September so we are jealous, but this is good news for our fellow Canadians and kudos to HTC for making it happen.

[via phandroid]

Rogers puts HTC EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D on pre-order


Rogers is going to be bringing the first 3D smartphones to Canada, and right now, they’re available for pre-order through Rogers’ website until July 23rd. The Rogers Redboard however doesn’t make it very easy for existing customers to find where exactly to reserve either device, as this is all it says;

UPDATE (July 16, 2011, 9:21 pm): Existing Rogers customers can now reserve their HTC EVO 3D or LG Optimus 3D on the Rogers Reservation System until July 23rd. Login to MyRogers and reserve your device today to be amongst the first to experience Canada’s first 3D smartphones. We are glad to offer this exclusive service for Rogers customers. Please reserve yours by July 23rd .

After going to the site myself, I was unable to find any area that allowed a reservation for the HTC or LG 3D smartphones after signing in to my account as going to the ‘MyRogers’ area as stipulated. Hopefully they give a little more direction, as the site isn’t the easiest to navigate around.

[via rogers]

Motorola XT860: Canada’s version of the Droid 3, but with 4G?

We continue to see news about the Motorola Droid 3 here in the states. Whether it’s an Amazon sale or some news about how the data on it won’t be unlimited anymore, the phone is undeniably in your face. Now, however, we’ve got some interesting news… that has nothing to do with the U.S. of A.. Apparently, Bell Canada has snagged a Droid 3 lookalike – but there’s a catch. This one is sporting 4G. That’s right, we got everything with the Droid 3… except awesome data speeds.

The Motorola XT860 4G has an HSPA+ radio inside that runs on the 850, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands. In other words, if you had your hands on one, you would not only be able to enjoy an HSPA+ network, but would be able to roam globally with ease. Everything else is the same as the Droid 3, all the way down to the 4″ screen, dual core CPU, and sweet Gingerbread. While we’re not sure of the price at the moment, you can bet the Mounties will be bringing it soon.

Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.

[via engadget]

HTC EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D landing in Canada with Rogers

EVO 3D Optmius 3D

Rogers Wireless is about to unleash the first 3D smartphones to hit Canada with the launch of the HTC EVO 3D and the LG Optimus 3D. Pricing hasn’t been released, nor has a specific launch date, but no doubt like many other new smartphones, they’ll both be priced around $99.99 at launch with a new three year contract.

The HTC EVO 3D has a 4.3inch qHD display touchscreen with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The LG Optimus 3D (also known at AT&T as the LG Thrill 4G) has a 4.3inch screen as well with a dual-core processor, dual memory and dual channel, all running Android 2.2 Froyo. Both smartphones have dual 5 megapixel cameras on the backside.

[via rogers, mobileattack]

What the…Best Buy flyer says HP TouchPad runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb -WHOOPS!

bestbuy oops

In a recent Best Buy flyer ad campaign for the newly released HP TouchPad in Canada, there’s some ‘wishful thinking’ on what OS the tablet actually runs. As seen above, the ad reads that the TouchPad runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb, instead of its WebOS. Big WHOOPS! Shortly after this leaked, and also after it hit every household with a Canadian address and a mailbox, they’ve retracted and made a correction notice as seen below on the website.

Conspiracy Theory #1 says = ‘Was this an attempt to boost tablet sales?’

LOL. Nice try Best Buy….nice try.

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[via precentral]

Canada Offering The Motorola Xoom For $499

The Xoom continues to make headlines as we noted earlier today that was offering the Honeycomb device for as low as $399.  And although that price is for a refurbished unit, it’s still a fantastic deal.  In keeping up with Xoom news it looks like our fellow Canadians are now offering the device’s WiFi version  for $499 brand new.  What do you think?  Worth the drive?  Let us know what you think of the offer in the comments below.

[via futureshop by ac]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders starts in Canada – at Best Buy July 22nd

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is finally starting to gain stride in nationwide launches, and Canada will not be ignored. On Best Buy’s online store, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is shown available for pre-order now and as seen in the pic below, available in their warehouse July 22nd (on shelves next day most likely). As you can also see, the Galaxy Tab running Android 3.1 Honeycomb will cost you $499 plus taxes for the 16GB model and $599 for the 32GB model. Both of which are Wi-Fi, not 3G (yet anyway).

Sure it’s later than the US is getting it, but it’s better than most other devices making their way north of the US border. Who’s getting one……I am!

[via best buy, samsung]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with AT&T radio hits FCC, Or is that for Canada?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 launched this past Friday, but only the Wi-Fi version. Verizon Wireless is expected to get the 4G LTE version, but nothing else has been announced.

Recently, a version with AT&T radios as passed the FCC, but the question is if it will be released by AT&T. Recent rumors are suggesting that Bell network in Canada will be getting the Tab 10.1. If I were a betting man, I would have to say that this FCC approval means that you are going to see it launched up north in the very near future.

[via phandroid]

Best Buy Opens Pre-Orders for Bell’s Motorola Atrix

Pre-Order the Bell Atrix at Best Buy
Our friendly Canucks up north at Best Buy Canada are now taking pre-orders for the Motorola Atrix. For $50 of your hard-earned Canadian cash, you can secure a spot in the pre-order mix for this hotly anticipated dual-core phone. Sadly, no release date is given on Best Buy Canada’s website, but hopefully it’s not too far away. If you’re in Canada and want one of these cool looking phones, I hope you’re lucky enough to get one.

[via Best Buy Canada]